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  • by KC Golden on November 8, 2011
    As dusk settled on Lafayette Park last Sunday, after the successful “encirclement” of the White House, Bill McKibben was at the mic, wrapping up last Sunday’s inspiring “encirclement” of the White House – a “hug” for the President, urging him to reject the Keystone pipeline.  His voice was full of grateful pride. Just as he was wrapping up, he was interrupted by a message:  the President’s motorcade was passing the north side of the park.  Thousands still remaining in the park turned away from the stage and ran north toward the motorcade, shouting “Yes we can….Stop the Pipeline.” Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on November 3, 2011
    Facing uncomfortable classrooms and high utility bills due to aging HVAC equipment, Granger School District employed an innovative computer-based heating and cooling system. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on October 16, 2011
    In an economic downturn, a community-based effort is helping create local jobs for contractors and improving energy-efficiency of local homes. Watch the story of how in just one year, RePower has created 28 contractor jobs in Kitsap County — 43 percent of the goal. RePowering Our Workforce Read more
  • by Tom Osdoba on October 14, 2011
    The price of installed solar PV has plummeted and is approaching the point at which we no longer should even pretend that solar is a more expensive alternative than other forms of energy. Read more
  • by Elizabeth Willmott on October 12, 2011
    In the September 15 issue of The Atlantic magazine, Brookings expert Bruce Katz called out a “metropolitan moment,” in which municipal and regional leaders are “adapting the discipline of private sector business planning…to the task of revitalizing and restructuring metropolitan economies.” Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on October 5, 2011
    Of late, a rising set of rational Republican voices can be heard affirming the assessment of 95 percent of the scientific community that the earth is warming at an alarming rate due to burning fossil fuels. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on October 3, 2011
    How citizens on Bainbridge Island came together and created an option to change behavior through energy use, move closer to carbon neutrality and become a model for other communities. "We’ve seen a 50 percent decrease in our heating costs and our overall energy costs are down approximately 35 percent.” - Matt Olson, Bainbridge Island homeowner and RePower Bainbridge participant Read more
  • by Rhys Roth on September 29, 2011
    RBI.  I’m a baseball fanatic -- especially in playoff season -- and I was hoping that our new program could have that acronym.   Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on September 16, 2011
    How commercial building owners use energy efficiency to become more competitive in a challenging market. Kilowatt Crackdown Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on September 3, 2011
    In Spokane, a public performing arts center held great potential for energy efficiency upgrades given its age. Watch how improving the efficiency of the facility reduced the amount of electricity and natural gas used, thus helping to offset rising energy prices. Read more